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Lance’s Bikeway Nearing Finish Line?

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AUSTIN, Texas (Oct 25) – After spending about US$ 670,000 to get a plan for the US$ 3.2 million Lance Armstrong Bikeway on paper, City of Austin Bicycle and Pedestrian Program Coordinator Colly Kreidler says it’s time to build it. Cycling advocates are working on extending what has been a relatively modest bike route across […]

AUSTIN, Texas (Oct 25) – After spending about US$ 670,000 to get a plan for the US$ 3.2 million Lance Armstrong Bikeway on paper, City of Austin Bicycle and Pedestrian Program Coordinator Colly Kreidler says it’s time to build it.
Cycling advocates are working on extending what has been a relatively modest bike route across Central Austin into what amounts to a Tour de Texas.
Project manager Louis Lindsey said those plans, after going through the Texas Department of Transportation for a final set of changes and approval (the agency oversees federal bicycle funds), could be ready within a year.
“We’re shooting to start construction sometime next year,” Lindsey said.
The idea for a crosstown bike route first emerged in 1998. And the Austin City Council officially attached Armstrong’s name to it in December 2000, back when he was a mere two-time winner of the Tour de France. (MH)

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